Provinces will be encompassed in the Pakistan-China body.

July 3, 2021

ISLAMABAD- In the presence of two other cabinet and statutory bodies, the Pak-China Relations Steering Committee decided to expand its membership by bringing provinces into its fold and explained its role in advancing the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).

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The steering committee, tasked with overseeing all aspects of China-Pakistan relations, met for the first time on Friday, chaired by Minister for Planning and Development Asad Umar. The discussions centered on defining the roles of the Cabinet Committee on CPEC, the CPEC Authority, and the Pak-China Relations Steering Committee.

The committee decided at the meeting to recommend to Prime Minister Imran Khan that chief secretaries of provinces, Azad Jammu and Kashmir, and Gilgit-Baltistan be appointed to the committee, according to Umar.

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